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Seminars in Steamboat begins 15th season with hard look at fake news

Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Seminars at Steamboat kicks off its 15th anniversary season with Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center and co-founder of FactCheck.org. Jamieson's talk, "Fact Checking, Fake News and the Roles of the Press" starts at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 10 in the Strings Music Pavilion. Free tickets are distributed at 4:45 p.m., and doors open at the same time.

Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware Packard professor of communication at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication and director of the university's Annenberg Public Policy Center. She is the co-founder of FactCheck.org, a non-partisan consumer advocate for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics, and its subsidiary site, SciCheck.

She is also director of The Sunnylands Constitution Project, which has produced more than 30 award-winning films on the Constitution for high school students. Jamieson's work has been funded by the FDA and the MacArthur, Ford, Carnegie, Pew, Robert Wood Johnson, Packard and Annenberg foundations. She is the author of 15 books, five of which have received a total of eight political science or communication book awards.

Her paper "Implications of the Demise of 'Fact' in Political Discourse" received the American Philosophical Society's 2016 Henry Allen Moe Prize. Jamieson is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Political and Social Science and the International Communication Association, and a past president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

KUNC public radio will air a one-hour edited version of Jamieson's Seminars talk at 8 p.m. Monday, July 24 at 88.5 FM. The broadcast will also be made available on SteamboatToday.com. Visit http://www.seminarsatsteamboat.org for more information.